ZyTech Building Systems Chooses Glendale for New Location Thanks to Partners GPEC and ACA

ZYTECH BUILDING SYSTEMS CHOOSES GLENDALE FOR NEW LOCATION THANKS TO PARTNERSHIPS WITH G.P.E.C. & ACA

Glendale, Ariz. (March 12, 2013) –– Glendale is the new home for ZyTech Building Systems, a provider of roof trusses, floor systems, wall systems and lumber packages to homebuilders and contractors for track housing, custom homes, multi-family, commercial and large span projects. ZyTech, located at 8205 N. 67th Ave., will provide building systems to companies throughout Arizona and neighboring states while utilizing more than 40 truss design technicians providing value engineering services.

Glendale’s Economic Development Department worked with partners, the Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) and the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC), to assist ZyTech in choosing Glendale.  ZyTech plans to be open for business by the end of March and hire 60 employees within the next few months and 300 within the next three years.

“This is a great economic opportunity for the city to have a major role in being a new resource for the homebuilding and commercial building industries,” said Jeanine Jerkovic, Glendale’s Economic Development Administrator.  “This new Arizona business is a positive reflection of the collective efforts of our economic development partners, both the Arizona Commerce Authority and the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, and the services they provide to cities like Glendale.”

“We welcome ZyTech to Glendale and look forward to the ripple effect this company will have on the local economy,” said Glendale Vice Mayor Yvonne Knaack, of the Barrel District, where ZyTech is located. “With the building industry continuing to grow stronger, we anticipate ZyTech’s new Glendale location to be a hub of activity that benefits the entire region and state.”

Besides the ideal rail-served property location on 27 acres, ZyTech’s President and CEO Glenn German said another factor for choosing Glendale for expansion was the National Hockey League’s (NHL) Coyotes team whose home is in Glendale.

“We are huge hockey fans, and truly, when we were scouting out our new location, we wanted to be affiliated with an NHL team,” said German. “We look forward to opening our doors in Glendale and making a name for ourselves within Arizona’s construction industry and the surrounding community.”

The ACA worked with the Canadian Arizona Business Council to help find ZyTech’s new strategic location in Glendale.

“ZyTech Building Systems’ technologically advanced manufacturing facility will strengthen Arizona’s manufacturing capabilities, one of our state’s critical base industries,” said Sandra Watson, President and CEO, Arizona Commerce Authority.  “The decision for this Canadian-based company to expand to our state reinforces Arizona’s competitive standing in the global marketplace, increases foreign direct investment and bolsters our international business development with the Canadian market – our country’s top trading partner.”

GPEC echoes the importance of having an international company choose Arizona for business. “ZyTech is yet another example of how our region is attractive to Canadian-based companies,” said GPEC President and CEO Barry Broome.  “ZyTech’s computerized and automated production allows consumers to complete home projects faster and with more precision – this will be a great new addition to the city of Glendale and the city did a fantastic job assisting the company with their location decision.”

Operating from eight locations in Canada and the U.S., ZyTech Building Systems Inc., is the largest roof truss, floor system, wall system, stairs and lumber provider in Western Canada.

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Media Contact:

Nicole McTheny, Senior Vice President, Communications and Marketing

Arizona Commerce Authority

602.845.1231 or nicolem@azcommerce.com

About the Arizona Commerce Authority:

The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) is the state’s leading economic development organization with a streamlined mission to grow and strengthen Arizona’s economy. The ACA uses a three-pronged approach to advance the overall economy: recruit, grow, create – recruit out-of-state companies to expand their operations in Arizona; work with existing companies to grow their business in Arizona and beyond; and partner with entrepreneurs and companies large and small to create new jobs and businesses in targeted industries. Visit AzCommerce.com for more.